Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Moving Wheel Turns and Having Turned, Moves On

Today's media are making much of the sudden closure of the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, but it is hard to see why.  I always thought it made no sense to put a ferris wheel at the foot of a mountain.  It is hard to see why anyone would pay a high price to be lifted 60m above Hong Kong, when for considerably less money, one can go 400m up the Peak for a much more expansive view over Hong Kong. Daft.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Got to admit it's getting better

It appears that the MTR Corporation defines "improvement" as "impeding passenger flow by cramming more unneeded shops into already congested station concourses in order to make a few extra bucks".  But hey, this is Hong Kong.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Welcome This Friday

I'm wondering why the World Taekwondo Federation is running a bar in Hong Kong.  And also why the Federation is changing its name to "World Taekwondo".  I can't imagine.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Full of nothing and signifying nothing

It's a little early in the year to be giving out our coveted awards, fondly known as The Privates, but we already have a winner in the Most Vacuous Political Statement of the Year category.  So-called President Trump during his visit to Paris:
Yeah, something could happen with respect to the Paris accord.  We'll see what happens, but we will talk about that over the coming period of time and if it happens that'll be wonderful, and if it doesn't that'll be OK too.
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